8th Annual Writergrrls Book Fest: A Tribute to Debra Winegarten
Join local writers Cindy Huyser, Peggy Kelsey, Seja Rachel, Polly Hughes, Agnes Savich, Lisa L. Moore, Tina Posner, Desiree Morales, Robin Bradford, Katherine Durham Oldmixon, and Allyson Whipple for the 8th Annual Austin Writergrrls Book Fest!
This year, we will host a literary reading in tribute of the award-winning author, publisher, and fellow Writergrrl Debra L. Winegarten. In addition to being a prolific and successful writer herself, Debra was a cheerleader for the Writergrrls, championing the work of other women writers in the Austin community.
Debra authored a number of books, specializing in biography and poetry, and her work garnered many awards. Her titles include There’s Jews in Texas?, Where Jewish Grandmothers Come From, Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist, Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl, and, with Zvi Yaniv, My Life on the Mysterious Island of Nanotechnology. In June 2018, she was awarded the Sarah Patton Stipend for nonfiction at The Writer’s Hotel for her memoir-in-progress.
Debra was especially proud of the books she published via Sociosights Press. Among its titles are the award-winning children’s book Almost a Minyan, written by Lori S. Kline and illustrated by Susan Simon, and Faces of the Matriarchs: An Artistic Depiction of Women in Genesis by Melanie Lewis, which was released while Debra was in hospice.